What Tenants Must Do to Invoke Legal protection From Eviction During COVID-19
The coronavirus has created many medical, physical, emotional, and financial challenges for nearly every family in Florida. An eviction attorney may not be able to help you with the medical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but here at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina, we are up to date on all the legal protections that are available to Florida renters. We fight hard to help keep Florida families in their homes. This helps everyone shelter in safety. It also prevents the unnecessary spread of the coronavirus to vulnerable Floridians, such as the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.
Bay News 9 reports on the expiration of Florida’s eviction moratorium. The governor’s staff said that the governor allowed this order to lapse when it expired at midnight on October 1 due to the CDC eviction ban that was already in place. Now, there is one operative rule that applies to all Florida eviction cases, and this will help to reduce confusion in the housing courts. In order to invoke protection from eviction due to the coronavirus, the CDC rule requires a tenant to prove that he or she:
- has tried to get government assistance, and
- earns less than$99,000 per year, and
- is unable to pay full rent or make a full housing payment because of loss of household income, loss of compensable hours, a lay off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Experienced, Aggressive Florida Eviction Attorneys to Help Tenants Invoke COVID-19Protections
The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction lawyers at Quattrocchi and Torres have helped many Florida tenants enforce their rights during eviction proceedings. Call407.452.4918 for your free consultation with an experienced Florida tenants’ rights attorney. The global pandemic has made it more important than ever that tenants enforce their right to have a safe place to live.